Government - Local
BATAVIA – Police officials are attributing the fact that service calls to the city’s eight largest apartment complexes have mostly gone down in the last year thanks to the city’s crime-free housing program.
CAMPTON HILLS – The Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District’s first full-time deputy chief is expected to begin work next month, Chief Greg Benson said.
GENEVA – The Geneva City Council voted Monday to appoint Tom Simonian as 5th Ward alderman, but two aldermen cast no votes, and at least one of them said he didn’t like the process used to select the new appointee.
BATAVIA – Batavia aldermen will take a second look at whether new tattoo parlors should be prohibited from opening in the city’s downtown.
ST. CHARLES – Twelve people want to join Bill Turner in representing the city’s 3rd Ward.
ST. CHARLES – Mayor Ray Rogina hopes a new 3rd Ward alderman will be in place by June 17, he said Friday, the day applications for the term were due.
GENEVA – The city’s project to build a third tier parking deck at the Metra commuter parking facility is on hold, as Geneva aldermen rejected three bids this week for being too high.
ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles School District 303 board this week rejected an intergovernmental agreement with the city regarding the shared cost of a traffic signal and other intersection improvements at St. Charles North High School.
BATAVIA – The Batavia City Council’s four standing committees will start meeting as a joint committee in part to help the six newly elected aldermen get up to speed on issues facing the city.
BATAVIA – New tattoo parlors would not be able to open in the city’s downtown if aldermen next week approve changes to Batavia’s zoning code.
KANEVILLE – The village is nearing completion of a project to relieve problems with flooding and pooling water in and around its network of ditches.
ST. CHARLES – Aldermen this week gave city staff the OK to proceed with an incentive agreement for a motorcycle dealership eyeing space near the Fox River Harley-Davidson building on Randall Road.
BATAVIA – Batavia aldermen Monday began reviewing proposals for the city-owned Thomle building.
ST. CHARLES - Aldermen on Monday night got their first public look at the community-generated document that will guide growth and development in St. Charles for the next 15 years.
ST. CHARLES – Four people have submitted applications this week to fill the 3rd Ward alderman seat Ray Rogina vacated when he was sworn in as mayor on Monday, according to the St. Charles Mayor's Office.
GENEVA – A discovery recount held Thursday for St. Charles’ 2nd Ward aldermanic race didn’t result in a favorable change for Cliff Carrignan, the candidate who requested the recount.
SUGAR GROVE – An update on a bullying task force’s action plan Wednesday elicited mixed emotions among some Kaneland School District 302 board members.
BATAVIA – The Batavia City Council agreed Monday to let Albright Theatre Company sell wine at its productions, as well as offer dinner and theater packages.
BATAVIA – The Batavia City Council on Monday approved a resolution authorizing aldermen, Mayor Jeff Schielke and certain city staff members to receive confidential information related to the Prairie State Energy Campus in downstate Illinois.
BATAVIA – Batavia Assistant City Manager Jason Bajor and state Rep. Kay Hatcher, R-Yorkville, will speak at the Batavia Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee meeting on Monday.
ELBURN – Doug Elder said he had no idea that his time filling in for Elburn Village Administrator Erin Willrett could lead to a permanent job with the village. But he said it ultimately could have been viewed as an audition.
BATAVIA – History was made at Monday’s Batavia City Council meeting as six new aldermen were sworn into office.
GENEVA – Aldermen Monday unanimously approved a new five-year contract for solid waste service with the lowest bidder, Advanced Disposal Services Solid Waste Midwest, based in Milwaukee but with a local office in Batavia.
ST. CHARLES – With his wife and son by his side, Ray Rogina on Monday officially vacated his post as 3rd Ward alderman and became St. Charles mayor.
GENEVA – Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns said he will decide the week of May 13 which of four applicants will be named to finish a two-year term left in the 5th Ward by the death of Ralph Dantino.
BATAVIA – Resident Francine Popeck likes the city’s $4.4 million Wilson Street streetscape project, including a plan to replace the stairs at the northeast corner of Wilson Street and Batavia Avenue with a ramp.
GENEVA – After a nearly two-hour discussion Monday on whether to tweak the zoning of its downtown region to discourage offices and banks in favor of retail on the first floor, Geneva aldermen decided to let the market determine what goes where.
BATAVIA – City officials want to reassure the public that downtown Batavia will remain open for business after May 6, when work is expected to start on the $4.4 million Wilson Street streetscape project.
NORTH AURORA – After his re-election this month, North Aurora Village President Dale Berman is upbeat about the village’s future.
Search began in February; pool down to less than 10 applicants
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